...The main sticking point now is the stipulation in the agreement that the IFCJ would be accorded the status of a funding partner, the same as that of the United Jewish Communities and Keren Hayesod.The IFCJ demand that on every new project inaugurated by Jewish Agency, their donation will be acknowledged on the signposts and posters, just as the UJC and Keren Hayesod are. But in the last two months, due to pressure from senior board members of the Chicago and New York federations, the agency has not added the IFCJ logo to signposts at new projects, such as the reinforcement of buildings in Sderot, to which IFCJ contributed.
U.S. Jews' opposition holds up Jewish Agency deal with Christian group
By Anshel Pfeffer
At first, the main objections were due to reports that a Christian representative would become a member of the agency's board of governors, but it emerged that only Eckstein would serve, representing his Christian Evangelist donors. The main sticking point now is the stipulation in the agreement that the IFCJ would be accorded the status of a funding partner, the same as that of the United Jewish Communities and Keren Hayesod.
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